Iran kicks off 5-day air defense war games
Iran kicks off five-days of air defense war games Tuesday to display the country's capability in defensive its nuclear facilities from probable attack, state television report.

The drill, which comes as Iran is protected in a standoff with the U.S. and its European allies over Tehran's doubtful nuclear program, aims to "upgrade the combat watchfulness" of Iran's air protection system, an Iranian air force all-purpose said.

"These large-scale military exercises ... will additional improve preparedness to confront probable threats to Iran's air space and the very populated, vital landmarks and nuclear centers," Gen. Ahmad Mighani was quoted as saying by state TV.

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